One of the great tools available at a complete gym is the power rack. Comprised of four upright posts with holes spaced one inch apart, a power rack enables the lifter to set safety pins eliminating the need for a spotter in the event of a missed lift.
Pin locations give the ability to train lifts at the weak link, or sticking point, to build strength and increase the maximum weight one is able to lift in an exercise.
A great muscle group to train with a power rack is the legs. An effective program to use is as follows:
- squats-5 sets of 15, 12,10,8,6 reps
The pin positions can be altered to train different points in the lift to work through sticking points.
Power racks have nearly limitless pin positions and are very helpful in loading up weight on big lifts and doing short rep partials. I'll expand on this in an upcoming article.
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